Speaking to the Oxford Mail, Oxford United manager Karl Robinson has confirmed that the club have “bid a lot of money” to try and sign loaned in full-back Chris Cadden on a permanent basis.

Right-back Chris Cadden joined Oxford United on loan from MLS side Columbus Crew in the summer transfer window, and he has impressed since arriving at the Kassam Stadium. He joined the club on a season-long loan deal but it is said by the Oxford Mail that is likely to return to America this January.

Now, U’s boss Karl Robinson has revealed that the club have made an attempt to bring Cadden in on a permanent basis, confirming that they have bid “a lot of money” for the Scot to try and keep him at the club on a permanent basis. He said:

“We’ve bid a lot of money for him this week on a permanent (deal). But we have a valuation we won’t go past, so there’s no bargaining. If they don’t think it’s right, there’s no deal, it’s that simple. He’ll go back to Columbus Crew in January and we’ll move on.”

Cadden has played in 16 of Oxford’s 17 League One games so far, becoming a fixture in Robinson’s back line. Along the way, the 23-year-old has provided four assists. He only joined Columbus Crew in the summer transfer window, signing from Scottish Premiership side Motherwell, where he had notched up 12 goals and 21 assists in 139 games for the club after coming through their academy.